Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Permission for absence for the duration of necessity for a contemplative nun, 2009, Private.


A nun, an only child, in solemn profession in a sui iuris monastery was granted permission to live apart from the monastery for three months by the diocesan bishop where the monastery was located to take care of her ill mother in accord with the instruction Verbi Sponsa 17 §2 of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL). The nun’s mother became critical and was placed on oxygen and other life sustaining supports. CICLSAL extended the permission to live apart from the monastery to the nun for one year. Since her mother continued in the critical condition at the end of the year, the superior of the monastery petitioned CICLSAL for a second extension of the permission. The following rescript was received from CICLSAL:




Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

Most Holy Father,

Sister _____, a solemnly professed member of the Monastery of _____, _____, Diocese of _____, requests of your Holiness an extension of the permission, Prot. N. ___, issued on _____ for the reasons presented.

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, after careful consideration of the reason presented, grants the faculty to the Superior of the Monastery to concede the permission of absence to Sister _____, for the time that she considers necessary. All other provisions of the law are to be observed.

All things to the contrary notwithstanding.

(signed)

Prefect

(signed)

Undersecretary




Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Permission for absence for the duration of necessity for a contemplative nun, 2009, Private, CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, 2009, 22.